Plant More Trees is an expansion of the Trees for North Minneapolis program that was launched by Tree Trust following the 2011 tornado disaster in North Minneapolis. The area was devastated and new trees were desperately needed in the "tornado zone”. The program scope has grown over the years and has expanded to other neighborhoods that also have low tree cover and lesser resources. Additionally, the Minneapolis area is losing significant tree canopy due to emerald ash borer (EAB).
Over the years, funding for the program has come from various corporate and private funders and recently, a collaboration of Minneapolis small businesses calling themselves the Autonomous Collective of Minnesota have come forward to sponsor the program. While these businesses may appear to be competitors within their industries, they are united in their support to plant trees in Minneapolis.
To that end, each business has set a goal to fundraise for this program and you can help by making a donation to help them plant 500 trees by 2020! Thank you for your interest and support to Plant More Trees!
This fundraiser is a partnership between the Autonomous Collective of Minnesota and Tree Trust.